Pulmonary embolism after operative treatment of proximal humeral fractures.

@article{Hoxie2007PulmonaryEA,
  title={Pulmonary embolism after operative treatment of proximal humeral fractures.},
  author={Samuel C. Hoxie and John W. Sperling and Robert H. Cofield},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          782-3
        }
}
There have been multiple studies on the prevalence of pulmonary embolism, the probability of death from a pulmonary embolism, and the risk factors for the development of pulmonary embolism after lower extremity and pelvic trauma. However, there is no information on the risk of pulmonary embolism after the surgical management of proximal humeral fractures. A review of 137 consecutive patients who underwent operative treatment for acute, isolated proximal humeral fractures at our institution… CONTINUE READING
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